This is probably because the work is flexible and independent. This is typical of many work at home jobs overall.
Still, you may find that you don't really have time to go out and mystery shop no matter how flexible the hours are.
Or perhaps the only locations available are miles away. The answer to this problem is may be working as a telephone mystery shopper!
What is the best thing about being a telephone mystery shopper?
You don't have to worry about background noise! Yay! There are so many of you that can't do the phone work because you have small children at home and can't guarantee no background noise.
When you're doing phone mystery shopping, background noise is fine because the companies you're calling have no idea you're anything other than someone interested in what they sell.
So who will hire you for telephone mystery shopping?
Here are some companies to consider:
#1 – Yardi-Matrix – Read Review – This company used to be known as Pierce-Eislen. They hire about three times per year. You call apartment complexes and pose as a renter in order to collect data. They call these “rent surveys” and the work is temporary/seasonal.
#3 – Telexpertise – Read Review – Pay is $3 and $10 per completed phone shop. The places you call will vary, and the work flow might be slim to start with but can build up over time as you continue to work for them.
Will you earn a full-time income as a telephone mystery shopper?
I would recommend viewing it as extra money to start because the work flow might not always be consistent.
The companies listed above are the ones I am most familiar with, but I know there are other companies that also have phone shops available.
If you're registered with any other places for mystery shopping outside the home, check to see if they have phone shops too. Many, many companies offer both kinds of shops.
Want to learn a lot more about mystery shopping in general?
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